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Old 31st January 2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default Woven Cloth Cable Wrap Jacket Sleeving WHATEVER YOU CALL IT

Greetings all!

I'm familiar with techflex and nylon sleeving and PET sleeve and all of those "plasticy" cable wraps.

What I'm looking for is that woven, rope-like cloth that comes on (for example) guitar cables and old synth patch cables and such. It typically has a very attractive pattern woven into it, with multiple colors.

Does anybody know what this stuff is? And where I can get it?

I'm at, it seems, the end of my rope.
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Old 31st January 2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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I use white cotton shoelaces for my interconnects. I've not looked for anything else but you may be able to repurpose some of the more colourful examples.

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Old 31st January 2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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Question Shoelaces

Hi Dave,
I've heard of some rather esoteric stuff in my life. How on earth do you get the shoelace to conduct, do you soak it in an electrolyte
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I've heard of some rather esoteric stuff in my life. How on earth do you get the shoelace to conduct, do you soak it in an electrolyte
The shoelace is just the jacket over the wire (in my case structured 30 g wire wrap wire & teflon tube)

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Old 31st January 2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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Well,

I am not alone! This took me a long time to find via searching on the Internet (Google) in the US.

But, I hope this is what you are looking for: http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...gory_Code=MISC

The last thing we need is another DIYer hanging himself around here because he couldn't find "Rope".... It's terrible for moral!

Good luck!

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It's close. It's VERY close. But... the colors! Where are the colors!
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Old 31st January 2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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I've heard of some rather esoteric stuff in my life. How on earth do you get the shoelace to conduct, do you soak it in an electrolyte
Dip a shoelace in Gatorade, slap on a couple of switchcraft rca plugs... "Best... cable... ever."
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Old 31st January 2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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The colors?

We don't got no stinking colors!

In all of my searches of sites in and out of the US, I didn't see one with colored cotton wire insulation.

Now if you are looking for something to match what they did years ago, good luck! I think as far as opinions on DIY wire insulation, less is more (no dyes, other materials, etc.)

If you are restoring a vintage electric guitar or amp, I understand why you would NEED this.

If you have seen it in anything manufactured recently, call the manufacturer's technical support people for a source or to sell what you need. Gibson and Fender have 50s and 60s replica guitars that are identical (or as close as possible) as to ones from that era, right down to the pots, wiring and pickups. Maybe they can help!

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Old 1st February 2008, 01:15 AM   #9
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I've used hockey skate laces as the outer sleeve on my cables. Apologies for the bad picture, all I had back then was a scanner.

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I've used hockey skate laces as the outer sleeve on my cables.
That looks sharp. I wonder if the diameter is large enough to fit around my ICs? Any approx. diameter for your IC, so I can compare.

I'll hit the hockey shops tomorrow and check those things out.
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